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Simple Tips for Healthy Eating at College

Trying to eat healthily is always a challenge. It’s especially difficult when you’re a broke college student surrounded by food trucks and fast food restaurants. As hard as it may be to resist eating Chick-Fil-A, Blaze Pizza, or Panda Express every day there are some ways to have a healthier diet without hurting your pockets.

Tip #1: Eat Some Veggies!

No matter what you choose to eat try to incorporate some vegetables into every meal. This can be as small as not removing the lettuce on your Chick-Fil-A sandwich, or as big as eating a fresh salad from Salad Works. Vegetables contain all sorts of vitamins and nutrients which are extremely beneficial to your health! They may not be the most exciting foods to eat but your body will certainly enjoy them.

Tip #2:  Buy Healthy Snacks

It’s easier to eat healthy if you’re surrounded by healthy foods. Try your best to keep healthy snacks with you whenever you’re on the go. If you like nuts and seeds I’d suggest buying Trail Mix. Trail Mix is a healthy, affordable snack to eat that’s loaded with proteins, antioxidants, and vitamins! Fresh fruits are also healthy and delicious snacks to eat. Buy some grapes or cherries or, if you have a meal plan take some apples or oranges from Morgan Hall or J&H to eat for later.  

Tip #3: Drink Water!

I know it’s very tempting to grab some coffee at Starbucks or Saxbys but too much caffeine is not good for you, neither is sodas and other sugary drinks. Instead, challenge yourself, try drinking at least 4 bottles of a water a day. If you accomplish this then reward your yourself with something sweet. Drinking a significant amount of water can provide energy, increase brain power, flushes out toxins, improves your complexion and so much more!  

Remember it’s extremely important to take care of your body inside and out. Eating healthier will improve your mind and body, and help you perform to the best of your ability I know changing your diet is not the easiest thing to do, but hopefully, these tips will make it easier for you have a healthier lifestyle while you’re at college.

This blog post was written by Shania Genwright, Assistant Conference Coordinator.

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